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Islamic Law and Constitution-Making: The Authoritarian Temptation and the Arab Spring
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In the wake of the Egyptian military coup of 3 July 2013, much commentary has focused on the religioussecular divide in Egypt as the principal division that laid the groundwork for the subsequent coup. Less attention has been paid to the profound divisions within religiously-minded Egyptian political actors regarding whether democratic or authoritarian government is more desirable from a religious perspective. This article explores the division between Islamist supporters of a "republican"doi:10.2139/ssrn.2711859 fatcat:mvpvfodxw5bbzl72v5psqsjdjy